The Master in Applied Political Studies (MEPA) began to be taught 17 years ago as a graduate program promoted by the Government of Spain through the International Foundation for Iberoamerica of Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP).
The Master in Applied Political Studies (MEPA) began to be taught 17 years ago as a graduate program promoted by the Government of Spain through the International Foundation for Iberoamerica of Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP). Since then he has been and is a training program designed for the promotion and development of new political and social leaders in Latin America. During its 15 editions it has helped train 400 new leaders from different countries, political parties, government structures and social movements in the region.
The APRM is a plural space that fosters contact and discussion between the new generations of political and social leaders in Latin America, providing a valuable opportunity to exchange experiences and proposals with a remarkable number of academics, intellectuals and political leaders of Latin American and the approach to the main Spanish and European institutions.
The Master in Applied Political Studies aims primarily to contribute to the training of young leaders committed to strengthening the state, democratic governance and social cohesion, to assume the generational change of political parties and social movements providing abilities and skills required to pursue an effective and genuine political role in the development of public life. The program has a clear focus on Latin America that is justified by the existing demand, the experience gained in the previous fourteen years and that is reflected in the content and the teachers involved. The program has a clear focus on Latin America that is justified by the existing demand, the experience gained in the previous fourteen years and that is reflected in the content and the teachers involved.
Its general objectives are:
Promote the development of policies and institutional frameworks for the creation of new political and social leaders in Latin America capabilities.
Provide the tools and concepts for knowledge of politics, the state and society.
Contribute to the consolidation of democratic values and revalue politics.
Facilitate rapprochement and practical knowledge of politics and Spanish institutions and the European Union.
Contribute to policy development and careers.
Generate knowledge networks and exchange of political experiences between Latin America, Spain and the European Union (EU).
WHY THIS MASTER?
Because it is done in high school politics and government, GOBERNA LATIN AMERICA, specialized University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (UIIOG) attached to the Complutense University of Madrid and created by Royal Decree 1293/87 of 23 September center (BOE 2419 No. 17-18-87).
As a plural and independent space that facilitates the encounter and the generation of networks among the new generations of political leaders and social
Because it promotes the development of skills and abilities necessary for the exercise of political and public activity
For its high-level specialized training and provide the tools and concepts for knowledge of politics, the state and society.
Because it promotes democratic values and appreciation of politics.
Latinoamericana its clear vocation to deepen their political and social landscape
Due to its proximity to reality and to facilitate knowledge of political lagestión practically as well as major Spanish institutions and the European Union.
Because it contributes to policy development and careers, 88% of alumni play a work of political leadership.
Because it has a team of professors and renowned experts in Spain and Latin America.
Because this program will give access to university official title of Master in Applied Political Studies by the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset and the International University Menéndez Pelayo.
Because Credits taken in the Master are recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education.
To overcome the period of academic training students must complete 60 ECTS, 50 of them appropriations will successfully overcome the various teaching modules and the remaining 10 credits are acquired with the Final Master Thesis.
In the first quarter the six non-contact subjects corresponding to three subjects will take place. During this non-contact stage, students will perform academic activities (presentation of papers, evaluations, etc.) through a virtual campus, where they also receive academic material, information on the management and organization of Master and perform the various tests evaluation of their knowledge, with appropriate access controls and verification of personality to the virtual campus.
In the second quarter, face-stage, three subjects organized in seven subjects will be studied. Most classroom sessions will be held in the afternoon and can dedicate the student morning to prepare the materials, as well as individual and team work or activities outside the classroom as a meeting, possible visits to institutions, etc.
Finally, the training cycle Master closes with the presentation of a final project with a value of 10 ECTS credits. This work will be evaluated by a mixed tribunal composed of an academic program, a guest academic and public policy manager with broad recognition. The board members must be assigned to an area (or related areas) of knowledge related to the topic of work and be experts in it.
The development work will be accompanied throughout the stage presence by tutors / experts as on the topics selected by students and research processes. Throughout the Masters three collective and four individual tutorials, allowing students to carry out a work plan and deepen the area of the final project are made.
Both during non-contact stage (1st term) and the face (2nd term), the virtual campus functions as support for the training of students by providing students an online library with major articles and reference documents based of the course materials. It provides a space where they receive their assessments and evaluate teachers and receive administrative and informative news. This allows a smooth and constant communication between students and the coordination of MEPA. It also makes possible the realization of discussion forums, some led by the academic team of the Master and others on the initiative of students who will be duly evaluated.
To access Master in Applied Political Studies need to be in possession of a certificate issued by a higher education institution belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) university degree or degree or another.
In the case of people with degrees in foreign educational systems to the EHEA, they may be admitted without having to standardize their titles, only must accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official university titles Spaniards and granted in the country issuing the degree access to training programs at the graduate level. Entry by this route does not imply in any case the approval of the title, nor its recognition for purposes other than study the teachings of Master.
As regards the area of knowledge of the candidates to study the Master of Applied Studies, preference for graduates will have in the various fields of knowledge related to the discipline under study, political science and social science; but it can also admit students (graduates or graduate degree) formed in other areas of knowledge.